The $a file extension is related to the AutoCAD temporary files.

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Software that open $a file

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$A file extension - AutoCAD temporary file

What is $a file? How to open $a files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

$a files are found with AutoCAD a 3D CAD designing software for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems developed by Autodesk, Inc.

The $a file stores temporary data generated by Autodesk AutoCAD or DWG TrueView viewer.

Updated: November 27, 2018

The default software associated to open $a file:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

A CAD designing software with the powerful, flexible features. It is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets. The default file formats using by AutoCAD are: DWG and DXF.

DWG TrueView icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoDWG TrueView  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

DWG TrueView is DWG and DXF viewer with DWG TrueConvert software included. It is used the same viewing engine as AutoCAD.

AutoCAD for Mac icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutoCAD for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

AutoCAD for Mac software—it’s AutoCAD, for the Mac, bringing robust 3D free-form design tools and powerful drafting capabilities to your platform of choice. It takes full advantage of the macOS platform, with an intuitive, graphical user interface that makes it easy to bring your ideas to life.

Help how to open:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to open the temporary files, there is usually no way to directly open or access temporary files as their only purpose is to store various temporary informations for the application or operating system.

How to convert:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the temporary files, there is usually no way to convert temporary files into any other file format.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .$a file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open $a file, edit $a file, convert $a file, view $a file, play $a file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with $a file - AutoCAD temporary file

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use $a file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open $a file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with $a file by default:
AutoCAD small icon AutoCAD
DWG TrueView small icon DWG TrueView

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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